We have a week ahead of us with the world's best animations. The programme of the 9th edition of the festival includes over 300 films, as well as exhibitions, workshops and unique musical events. The Golden Pegasus - the main prize of the festival - will be won by animation creators from all over the world. The winners will be announced during a ceremonial gala, on 14 July.
The main competition will feature 49 films from nearly a thousand submitted and one film selected by the audience during the previous festival screenings Animator Bez Selekcja. The best picture will be selected by an international jury and its creator will receive, apart from the Golden Pegasus, a cash prize of PLN 45 thousand. At the same time there will be a competition for the best feature film, in which 5 animations will compete.
Apart from competition screenings, retrospectives are very popular among the Animator's audience. This year, the audience will be able to see the work of the father of Polish animated cinema - Zenon Wasilewski, as well as Oscar-nominated Barry Purves, who worked, among others, on the production of the cinema hit "Martians attack". They will also see the fantastic work of Paul Bush, a master of unconventional animation techniques and a retrospective of the unique work of Špela Čadež, an award-winning artist from Slovenia.
One of the most interesting programme proposals will be the cycle "From Starevich to Star Wars", where participants will see the evolution of puppet animation, from the father of the genre Wladyslaw Starevich, through master Yoda and dinosaur from Jurassic Park, to contemporary 3D animation used, among others, in Avatar. The projections are scheduled for 12 and 13 July.
Apart from the classics of world animation, the festival participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the work of the new generation of animators. As part of the Young Polish Animation section we will see films by Karolina Głusiec, Izumi Yoshida, Jakub Wroński, Natalia Brożyńska, Karolina Specht and Tomek Ducki.
The animator also prepared a program for children. The art of animation will be introduced to them by the Children's Art Centre in Poznań. The youngest viewers will be able to see a review of the latest films from the world, fairy tales and take part in the Tomorrow's Animators workshops.
Animator 2016 is also a lot of interesting musical events, such as the Rudnik/Kaliski/Szymborski project devoted to Eugeniusz Rudek, a pioneer of electronic and concrete music in Poland. You will also have an opportunity to listen to Kuba Ziołek, winner of Polityka's Passport, who together with jazz virtuosos Wojtek Jachna and Jacek Bull will play live to the film "The Boy and the World" by Brazilian director Alê Abreu. There will be no shortage of contemporary sounds, new discoveries and proven classics.
The organisers also invite you to workshops: digital puppet animation with Paul Andrejco, sound animation with Emiter, stroboscopic animation with Piotr Muszalski, 3D animation with 3R Studio and film criticism courses with Jerzy Armata.
Detailed programme of the event: http://www.animator-festival.com/.Source: poznan.pl